‘Sikhs Against the EDL’ statement on Wisconsin terrorist attack

“Sikhs Against the EDL” have issued a press release in response the shootings at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin. It states:

“Media reports have linked the senseless killings in Wisconsin to the 9/11 terrorist attacks and have claimed that violent hate crimes against Sikhs have occurred due to mistaken identity with Muslims because of the distinct Sikh appearance of wearing Turbans and unshorn beards. This sort of reporting in the media can send an indirect message that attack on Muslims are legitimate. We are appalled at this careless reporting….”

Turban Campaign, 9 August 2012